Category: Palliative Care

FHPCA Recognized Florida Senator Denise Grimsley for Championing Hospice and Palliative Care

Tallahassee, Fla.—During the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s (FHPCA) fourth quarter Board Meeting at Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Hope Healthcare President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith presented Senator Denise Grimsley with the Hospice Champion Award. FHPCA recognized Senator Grimsley’s role … Continue reading


Exclusive Film Screening at Forum 2017

    Seven Songs for a Long Life  Director comes to Forum 2017 Dr. Amy Hardie is a internationally award winning documentary film director whose latest film Seven Songs for a Long Life,  follows five patients in a large Scottish hospice. … Continue reading


FHPCA’s House Bill 539 Passes Subcommittee Hearing

Today, FHPCA’s House Bill 539- “An Act Relating to Hospices” passed the Florida House Health Innovation Subcommittee. This bill addresses quality measures, prescription drug disposal after a patient’s death, and palliative care services to non-hospice, seriously ill patients. Here’s the … Continue reading


Registration for 2017 Forum is Open

Video: Our Forum Planning Committee is preparing for you!   Our Forum Website is now live and you can register for your spot at FHPCA’s Annual Forum! Whether you are a seasoned hospice professional or have just begun your career … Continue reading


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month, and FHPCA wants to remind women everywhere to get tested early. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women over the age of 40 get an annual mammogram and a clinical physical examination. For … Continue reading


Florida Hospices Enact Storm Emergency Plans to Keep Patients Safe

In a span of a month, two hurricanes have battered Florida’s coast. Recently, Hurricane Matthew left the Northeast Coast with damaged homes, fallen trees, dangerous flooding, and power outages. Severe weather can come to our doorstep at anytime and that’s … Continue reading


What is Palliative Care?

  Charles Suggs lII, MD Medical Director of Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care So you have heard about palliative care, but are unsure of what it is. Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious … Continue reading


COPD: Helping Our Elders Breathe Easier

By Ana Sanchez, M.D., Community Hospice of Northeast Florida When it’s hard to breathe, it’s difficult to think of anything else. Floridians who live with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, may know that all too well, especially this time … Continue reading


Demystify the World of End of Life Dreams

This month the New York Times  contributor Jane Hoffman delves into the centuries old curiosity surrounding dreams and visions for patients at the end of their life. It’s an area of interest that has been documented for thousands of years,  even … Continue reading


November is Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month

TALLAHASSEE, FL – In honor of the special kind of care provided by hospice for those at the end oflife, Governor Rick Scott has declared this November as Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Month. November is an opportunity to raise … Continue reading


Get 25% Off on the Palliative Care Consultant Book

This year’s Forum attendees enjoyed a free copy of HospiScript’s Palliative Care Consultant Book. Now everyone can enjoy this comprehensive palliative care guide for 25% off the $69.99 ticket price. PURCHASE BOOK Use discount code 3H2XGAEZ   –   Discount expires … Continue reading


New Florida Licensure Requirements

Are you renewal ready? The Florida Department of Health has changed the license renewal process, and clinicians are now required to report continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) course completions prior to license renewal. To view licensing requirements by … Continue reading


November is Hospice Month

November is Hospice & Palliative Care Month (read Governor Scott’s proclamation) and a great time to learn more about the wonderful services hospice and palliative care provides patients and families. What is hospice and palliative care?  Hospice and palliative care … Continue reading


FHPCA’s Response to Huffington Post Article

The recent article, “How Dying Became a Multibillion-Dollar Industry” published by the Huffington Post, spoke on the increasing business of hospice care. This article attempted to prove that hospice is turning big business and quality of patient care is suffering … Continue reading


What is Palliative Care?

“What is Palliative Care?” Article provided by Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care   Mary is in her 70s and has chronic emphysema – but she is not terminal and does not qualify for hospice care. She has been to … Continue reading